English funding allocation 2000-01

March 3, 2000

A table titled English funding allocations 2000-01 appeared in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 3 March 2000. It is not available on this database.

Please refer to the hard copy.


MaSN, maximumstudent number, is thetopmost number of full-time undergraduate students that any institution canenrol from the UnitedKingdom and countries within the European Union in the academic yearbeginning September 2000. The figure excludes part-time students, most postgraduates and those enrolled on Higher National Diplomas, and overseas students from countries outside the European Union.

Teaching funds is the money each institution will receive from the funding council for teaching in the academic year beginning September 2000.

The grant is weighted for the number of students, and premiums are awarded for other student, subject and institutional factors.

For example, more money is given to institutions that take students from under-represented groups, mature students and part-time students. The higher costs of teaching lab-based subjects are recognised and specialist institutions, small institutions and those based in London receive a higher grant. Universities with old and historic buildings get a premium.

Research funds is the money that each institution will receive from the funding council for research in the academic year beginningSeptember 2000.

The grant recognises the number of research-active staff working on a particular subject and the institution's performance during the last research assessment exercise.

Funding is weighted with laboratory and clinicalsubjects receiving relatively more money than cheaper research fields.

Institutions receive further funds for supervising research students. Those based in London also gain a premium. The total also includes a small generic research grant that recognises collaborative research that does not have a single beneficiary. The figure does not include income from other organisations that fund academic research, such as the research councils, charities and industry.

Total grant is thesum of the teaching and research grants, plusspecial funding from schemes such as theHigher Education Reach-Out to Business and the Community fund. Special funding for minority subjects, and for libraries,galleries and museumsis also included.

Grant plus undergraduate fees is the sum of assumed regulated tuition fee income and the total grant. The regulated tuition fee is the undergraduate fee for home and European Union students, paid for by the students, their local education authority or other sponsors. It does not include tuition fees paid by part-time students, postgraduates or overseas students from outside the European Union.

Percentage change is the change on the comparable resource between the academic years beginning September 1999 and 2000. It includes the teaching grant and the research grant, but excludes special funding from initiatives such as the Higher Education Reach-Out to Business and the Community fund.

Average private research income is the external funding generated by institutions. It was calculated by The THES using figures supplied by the funding council.

The funding council figures looked at the research income that qualified for generic research funding, in that the institution retained the intellectual property rights associated with the work. The figure was given for two academic years, beginning September 1997 and 1998. The percentage of the total external work that qualified for generic research funding was also given. The THES generated the average private research income by recreating the total external income over two years and calculating the mean figure. It excludes funds from research councils and UK charities.

*The funding shown for the Open University in all the above categories covers all students resident in the United Kingdom. The funding council will adjust this later to transfer funding for students in Scotland to the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

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